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    Drools Research Network Hub


    This page lists the known research projects.


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    A Security Analysis Framework Powered by an Expert System





    Application of Drools in network fault management  system


    A Snort-based agent for a JADE multi-agent intrusion detection system


    Achieving Rule Interoperability Using Chains of Model Transformations


    Implementing a Rule-Based Contract Compliance Checker


    Want to Know How to Play the Game? Ask the ORACLE!

    • Authors - Paola Rizzo, Michael Kriege, Rui Figueiredo, MeiYii Lim and Ruth Aylett
    • Paper ISBN - 978-3-642-04379-6
    • Paper URL -
    • Universities - Interagens s.r.l., c/o ITech, Rome, Italy; Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh,  UK; INESC-ID, Porto Salvo, Portugal


    Off-line Analysis Research and Implementation Based on Drools

    • Authors - XIU Jie-lei XU Nan-shan WEI Sheng-jun
    • Paper URL -
    • Universities - School of Information Science, Beijing University of Chemical Technology,Beijing, China; Laboratory of Computer Network Defense Technology, Beijing Institute of Technology,Beijing,China


    An industry survey of autonomic infrastructure


    An Automatically Composable OWL Reasoner for Resource Constrained Devices





    Semi-automatic Composition of Geospatial Web Services Using JBoss Rules

    • Authors - Raluca Zaharia (1) and Laurenţiu Vasiliu (1) and Costin Bădică (2)
    • (1) Digital Enterprise Research Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
    • (2) Software Engineering Department, University of Craiova, Romania
    • Keywords: Semantic Web Services, WSMO/L/X, ASM
    • Paper URL -


    Building Machine Learning with Drools Reteoo (Red Hat sponsored research)


    Development of a Rich Client based GUI for Expert Systems (in German)


    Reasoning with Uncertainty in Drools

    • Student - Davide Sottara

    • Mentor - Prof. Paola Mello

    • Paper - Adding Uncertainty to Rete-OO engines (To be published)

    • University - DEIS, Faculty of Engineering, University of Bologna


    Program, Enhance Thyself! Demand-Driven Pattern-Oriented Program Enhancement


    Can URML model successfully Drools rules?


    Knowledge-based Desing Pattern for Detailed Steel Structural Design


    Policy-driven middleware

    • Student - Kris Verlaenen

    • Mentor - Prof. Dr. ir. W. Joosen

    • Phd dissertation - K. Verlaenen, Middleware for advanced service configuration: a policy-based approach. March 2008.

    • University - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven


    Solving Patient Admission Scheduling problem with Drools Solver and Constraint Solver Library

    • Student - Wim Van Croonenburg

    • Mentor - Peter Demeester

    • University - Katholieke Hogeschool Sint-Lieven Gent


    Knowledge Representation in Services Oriented Architecture


    Runtime Evolution for Online Gaming: A Case Study using JBoss and Drools


    Time to the Rescue - Supporting Temporal Reasoning in the Rete Algorithm for Complex Event Processing


    Combat SystemApplication of Change-Tolerant Technology: Using Rules Engine for Decision Automation


    A Knowledge Authoring Tool for Clinical Decision Support


    JSON Rules


    Advances in Autonomic Components & Services

    • Authors - Marco Aldinucci, Marco Danelutto, Giorgio Zoppi and  Peter Kilpatrick
    • Paper URL -
    • Paper ISBN - 978-0-387-09454-0 (Print) 978-0-387-09455-7 (Online)
    • Universities - Dept. Computer Science, University of Pisa, Pisa,  IT; Dept. Computer Science, Queen's University Belfast, UK


    Integrating flaw-response modelling tools used for inspection qualification into a Multi-Agent System software platform


    Mobile and Stationary Sensors for Local Surveillance: System Architecture and Applications


    Behavioural Skeletons Meeting Services


    An Intelligent Plot-Centric Interface for Mastering Computer Role-Playing Games

    • Authors - Carlos León, Federico Peinado, Álvaro Navarro and Héctor Cortiguera
    • Paper URL -
    • Paper ISBN - 978-3-540-89424-7
    • University - Departamento de Ingeniería del Software e Inteligencia Artificial, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain


    Design and realization of rule-based workflow task assignment system 



    Arriclides: An architecture  integrating clinical decision support models

    • Student - Kris Verlaenen

    • Mentor - Prof. Dr. ir. W. Joosen

    • Published  Paper - K. Verlaenen, W. Joosen, and P. Verbaeten. Arriclides: An  architecture integrating clinical decision support models. In  Proceedings of the 40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System  Sciences, January 2007.

    • University -  Katholieke Universiteit Leuven


    Towards simplified policy  specification and reasoning

    • Student -  Kris Verlaenen

    • Mentor - Prof. Dr. ir. W. Joosen

    • Published  Paper - K. Verlaenen, B. De Win, and W. Joosen. Towards simplified  specification of policies in different domains. In Proceedings of the  10th Symposium on Integrated Network Management, May 2007.

    • Published Paper - K. Verlaenen, B. De Win, and W. Joosen.  Policy analysis using a hybrid semantic reasoning engine. In Proceedings  of the 8th International Workshop on Policies for Distributed Systems  and Networks, June 2007.

    • University -  Katholieke Universiteit Leuven


    On Interchange between JBoss  Rules and Jess


    Sharing  rules between JBoss Rules and Jena